Credit Agency Moody’s Looks to Hire Crypto Analyst, Strong Understanding of Defi Important

By Jamie Redman

Credit Agency Moody's Looks to Hire a Crypto Analyst, Strong Understanding of Defi Is Important

One of the Big Three credit rating agencies, Moody’s Corporation, often referred to as Moody’s, has listed an employment opportunity for a “crypto-asset analyst.” Moreover, Moody’s job listing shows the company is very interested in the “wide-reaching impact of decentralized finance(defi).”

Moody’s Is Hiring a Crypto Analyst, Candidate Needs to Grasp Defi

Moody’s is hiring a crypto-asset analyst according to a recent job listing posted to linkedin.com’s employment listings. According to the job description, the newly hired crypto analyst will join the company’s “Blockchain C4E team” and leverage the research and development the team has put together. “You will be part of a team of individuals responsible for supporting successful project deliveries for our C4E,” the Moody’s job listing notes. “The role also includes advocating for operational and process changes to move towards a more data-driven organizational paradigm.”

The analyst can work remotely if they qualify but Moody’s would prefer someone located in Frankfurt, London, New York, or Paris. A minimum bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, or a “closely related field” is a required qualification needed for the job. Of course, Moody’s wants someone with five or more years of credit rating analysis-related experience. Leading a crypto startup is a good qualification, the Moody’s job listing details. Moody’s employment listing shows that an understanding of defi is a very important part of the job. The job’s duties will include:

[Managing and maintaining] deep understanding of the financial markets and the potential wide-reaching impact of decentralized finance (defi) on [an] existing ecosystem. [Alongside performing] back-testing of assessment framework(s) developed by Blockchain C4E using market data to analyze crypto-assets and other related products; provide detailed feedback for further refinement of risk factors.

Moody’s Also Interested in Stablecoins, CBDCs, NFTs

Moody’s wants the analyst to craft deep knowledge on defi and blockchain-based elements like stablecoins, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), and non-fungible token (NFT) assets. “[The crypto analyst must] stay up-to-date on development within the industry and perform risk analysis of defi (blockchain) protocols, and other features,” Moody’s listing explains. The company says it would be nice if the person is very passionate about blockchain and defi.

“[It would be nice to have (one or more of the following)]: Interest in defi and passion for designing blockchain-based solutions as well as developing crypto-asset assessment frameworks. Good written and oral communication skills, as well as strong analytic, problem solving and decision-making skills. Strong analytical orientation, practical experience with blockchain and crypto-assets, [and a] strong understanding of crypto-asset and defi market dynamics,” the job listing concludes.

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